Sunday, April 3, 2011

Tidbits from the Past

Some happenings in history that took place during the week of April 3-9.
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3 The Pony Express begins delivering the mail. (1860)
4 Susanna Medora Salter is the first woman to be elected mayor in the nation in Argonia, Kansas. (1887)
4 Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated. (1968)
4 The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is signed. (1949)
5 General Douglas MacArthur died in Washington, D.C. at the age of 84. (1964)
6 Explorers Matthew A. Henson and Robert E. Perry are the first to reach the North Pole. (1909)
6 The first modern Olympic games opens in Athens, Greece (1896)
6 Twinkies hit the market. The first twinkies were banana-filled.(1930)
7 The musical South Pacific, by Rodgers and Hammerstein, opens on Broadway. (1949)
7 The World Health Organization (WHO) is founded. (1948)
8 Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hits his 715th home run to surpass Babe Ruth's 714 home run record. (1974)
9 Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrenders to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse, ending the Civil War. (1865)
9 French explorer LaSalle reaches the Mississippi river (1691)
9 The U.S. Senate passes a law making Winston Churchill the first honorary U.S. citizen (1963)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The US has honorary citizens? Seriously? First I've ever heard of this.